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Former Tesla Employee Takes 100 GB of Confidential Data in Serious Data Breach

Tesla, one of the leading electronic vehicle manufacturers in the world today, recently suffered from a massive data breach that resulted in extensive data being released to the public. The company employs more than 127,000 individuals and has an annual revenue of $81.46 billion. A huge amount of employee data and proprietary technological information is held on the Tesla file servers, and allowing it to be hacked and released to the public is a huge security misstep.


Thousands of Students and Faculty Exposed in Bristol Community College Data Breach

Bristol Community College is a mid-sized public university located in Fall River, Massachusetts. The school employs more than 1,000 individuals and has over 11,000 students annually. The school houses an extensive amount of data for its employees and its students, and some of that data was put at risk by a recent breach. The data breach left many people involved with the school at risk of being exposed and suffering from identity theft attacks.


Weekly Cybersecurity Recap May 26

Health, financial, and education institutions took major hits this week in coordinated data breach attacks. PharMerica Credit Control Corporation, Retirement Clearinghouse, Whitworth University, and Bristol Community College were all victims of major breaches that resulted in significant data losses and some serious problems for the people involved. Massive companies are being hit by these breaches, and you should consider credit monitoring services for your own personal safety.


More than 65K Students Lose Personal Data in Whitworth University Ransomware Attack

Whitworth University is a small private Christian university located in Spokane, Washington. The school manages information for more than 3,000 students each year, and all that data was put at risk when the school was hit by a ransomware attack. The unexpected attack caused the students to lose personal data and put them at serious risk of an identity theft attack. This university earns approximately $150 million in revenue annually and maintains a staff of over 720 people.


More than 10k IRA Holders Exposed in Retirement Clearinghouse Breach

Retirement Clearinghouse is a financial services company that got its start in 2001 by the name of RolloverSystems first. This company helps businesses enable their employees to exchange their individual retirement savings accounts for company 401k accounts. This service helps keep employees more financially secure and results in better long-term retirement savings.


Client Customer Data is Lost In Credit Control Corporation Breach

Credit Control Corporation, or CCC, is a Virginia-based company that offers debt collection solutions to different companies. The organization provides budget planning services, follows up with third-party insurance offers, handles cash flow improvement programs, and more. This business is made up of 25 individuals and generates approximately $7 million in revenue annually.


Chinese healthcare comapany, Hinacom breached

In yet another alarming breach incident, the notorious hacking group SiegedSec has targeted the healthcare sector once again. This time, their target was the prominent Chinese healthcare company Hinacom. The cybercriminals successfully infiltrated the company's defenses, exposing a staggering 11GB of sensitive data. This blog explores the details of the hack, the potential consequences, and the urgent need for improved healthcare security. The Hinacom Breach.


Health Services Giant PharMerica Loses Millions of Patient Details in Recent Breach

PharMerica is a huge service provider that works with many of the pharmacies and medical facilities in the United States today. The company offers its services to more than 2,500 facilities and over 3,100 pharmacies, and providing the data services to all those companies requires storing massive amounts of HIPAA-protected information. Unfortunately, this pharmaceutical services giant suffered a recent data breach compromising data for millions of different patients.


Latitude data breach: How one click could cost you everything

Imagine clicking on a seemingly harmless link and unknowingly giving away your personal and financial information to cybercriminals. Sounds like a nightmare, right? This nightmare became a reality for thousands of people in Australia and New Zealand when Latitude Financial Services suffered a massive data breach in March of 2023. Let’s take a look at the implications of the Latitude data breach and what you can do to protect yourself from falling victim to a similar attack.


Over 1 Million NextGen Healthcare Patients Data Exposed in Recent Security Breach

NextGen Healthcare is an Atlanta-based healthcare services company that helps hospitals and health practices manage health record data electronically. The company was founded in 1973 and manages data for millions of different patients throughout the United States. With so many patients relying on the same service, this company is a huge security vulnerability since it suffered from a major data breach.